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The Mexican Caribbean has become one of the favorite honeymoon destinations for the LGBT+ community. Although in the past, the common complaint from our gay visitors, and honeymooners, was the lack of bars, excursions, or resorts destined to their community, now it is not a problem. 

Moreover, the collective local response was always: “no need to hide, you are all accepted.” Still, for decades, it was as genuine and honest as it gets. As a young, international destination, the Mexican Caribbean has always prided itself on its openness and inclusiveness, which has attracted the LGBT+ visitors. However, the natural and spontaneous local wisdom was not enough to put our destination at the top of the options for same-sex couples. 

Ultimately, the community demanded something to call their own, and the destination responded. So the goal was to expand what was already a honeymoon location for gay and lesbian couples as well. The Mexican Caribbean got serious about getting all the official certifications to ensure respect and safety for the community. It also started building the infrastructure to offer enough activities to welcome honeymooners traveling under the rainbow flag.

Festivals, cruises, hotels, parties, clubs, romantic restaurants…, were just some of the new additions to a growing list of activities aimed at same-sex couples. As a honeymoon destination, the Caribbean was making it clear that openness and free spirit were giving way to a formal and solid guarantee for the specific needs of the LGBT community and, above all, for newlyweds.


Now let’s jump to current times. Today, few destinations come close to the Mexican Caribbean’s paradise in the weddings and honeymoons sector. Thus, no brand or activity has not opened up to the gay market. This means inclusion in all areas, so romantic LGBT+ honeymooners feel loved and pampered. 

Among the special activities are: 

  • A jungle hut at the Cheel Eco Hotel in Puerto Morelos. 
  • Cancun’s most beautiful beach, Playa Delfines, with a gay area to the north.
  • Swim “au natureil” in a clothing-optional beach in Tulum at Santa Fe or Azulik.
  • Have a Romantic dinner on Akumal beach with your loved one.
  • The Arena Festival is held every year at Playa del Carmen in February. This 4-days Pride Festival of electro and house music is especially aimed at gay men.
  • Frida Kahlo Museum, as an LGBTQ icon, located in Playa del Carmen.
  • International Queer Film Festival at Playa del Carmen, where films have LGBT+ community stories as their central theme. 
  • Have a night out at a club: Beer and Queer, with drag show or 11:11 in Cancun, Playa 69 in Playa del Carmen with strippers and show. 
  • LGBT Cruises from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera.
  • Gay friendly Hotels such as Reina Roja, adults only in Playa del Carmen, enjoy their LGBT+ pool party every Sunday; Gran Oasis Sens, or Now Emerald in Cancun, Hotel B Unique on Cozumel island, or Zoëtry Villa Rolandi in Isla Mujeres.

The Caribbean is the beloved and the best location for your honeymoon and a luxury LGBT+ travel experience.

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